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GJZ
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Signs
Posted by GJZ on Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:11 PM

I'm working on the Carlson Street Rail/Truck terminal from City Classics and don't like the signs you cut on and glue on and wondering if anyone knows a good place to get decals that would be similiar to signs you would find on freight terminals.

Note sure if I would just need to get the Alphabet letter and numbers from Microscale and just end up making my own.

Thanks

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Posted by cuyama on Monday, June 1, 2020 12:32 PM

Your first few posts are moderated, so there will be a delay in them appearing (especially over the weekend), but that passes quickly.

Microscale has a number of decal sheets with building signs. 

http://www.microscale.com/

Their website is not the easiest-to-use, but searching for “Sign” returns a number of potentially useful sheets of decals for buildings.

Good luck with your layout.

Byron

GJZ
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Posted by GJZ on Monday, June 1, 2020 12:51 PM

Thank you, that was what I was looking for.

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Posted by hornblower on Monday, June 1, 2020 1:56 PM

If you don't like the signs that came with the kit, search the internet for business sign images or design your own using a graphics program.  If you want a decal, print your desired image on decal paper.  Since most printers can't print white, use white background decal paper or paint the background of the sign board white before applying the decal.  I prefer to just print the sign image on paper and glue it to the sign board using white glue or pressure sensitive adhesive as it looks just as good but costs far less than the decal paper.

Hornblower

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, June 1, 2020 2:12 PM

DIY decals require paper specific for either a laser or inkjet printer.

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

By the Chesapeake Bay

GJZ
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Posted by GJZ on Monday, June 1, 2020 4:14 PM

Both are good suggestions.  If I decide to make my own, then I can use comapny names that are local.

Thanks again.

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Posted by ctyclsscs on Monday, June 1, 2020 4:30 PM

Dear GJZ

I know the signs in that kit aren't the greatest. If you'd like to contact me through our website I might be able to help you with some better ones.

Jim S

City Classics

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